Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:27 AM
Someone else might have posted this tip, but I didn't find anything in search.
It doesn't take long for the amount of new posts since last visit to mount up on a forum of this size. This morning I had 37 pages. Well, here is how I weed out the topics I'm not interested in reading, such as the HijackThis areas since they are restricted to replies by trained helpers. I also mark the Linux and Apple forums, for example, since I don't need those.
I use Firefox and the add-on called LinkVisitor. I mark the the various Forums I want to ignore by right clicking them and selecting "Mark Link as Visited". I can do that on the main page but generally I just do it as I go down a page of new posts and mark the forum as I come to it. When I go to the next page, then all the HijackThis topics are now in red at the right side of the post topic. Now I can scroll through all my pages of new posts and skim past them. (I set my color for visited links in the normal FF Options, Content, Fonts & Colors.)
If I make a mistake and mark the wrong one, it can be reversed and marked as "unvisited".
It takes awhile to get used to it, but it does make it easier.
Note: The settings only last as long as your amount of days you store your history. Then you have to do it again. But it becomes second nature after awhile.
I don't know if IE has something similar.